Sunday, 10 April 2011

Yandles show.

Spent the last couple of days at Yandles show then had a couple of mates round for the day today.
I always enjoy Yandles show it is a chance to see some really good turners demonstrating and a opportunity to socialise.
I saw lots of people that i know and a lot seem to know me although i mostly don't have a clue who they are.I just smile and say hello as i don't like to say who are you in case they think i am rude.
I suppose a lot have seen my pics in the Wood turning mag and recognise me it is very flattering.
I picked up some real bargains a battery drill for signing up to the mag for another two years.A half price router jig and a load of cheap wood.
There is always a sawyer outside cutting up whole trees .
I ended up with a load of sawn timber for a fraction of what you would pay a timber merchant.
All this lot cost me £200  00 that has got to be the bargain of the year.
Here are some pics of the wood i bought.
I bought two lots the first day it was some stunning spalted Beech and the most beautiful Elm.
 It was all about ten feet long so i had to ask the sawyer to cut a lump of the end for me.
The four pieces on the right are spalted Beech and the two on the right are Elm

You would think that would be enough but no where wood is concerned i find it very difficult to say no.
The next day the sawyer let me talk myself into buying more.This time it was some of the most beautiful Ash.
The trouble with buying green wood is that you have to do something with it.
This morning I was expecting Tom and Adrian for the day .
I decided that before they came I would do some roughing out and had a go at the Elm.
Because the Elm was cut some time after it had died from Dutch Elm disease it is reasonably dry.
Anyway  I roughed out twenty blanks in an hour and a half only going through the bottom of one.

Cut in rounds ready for turning.


That is the outside rough turned.

A nice pile of shavings developing and the one I ruined.

 That is all the insides done and ready for bagging in carrier bags.

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